Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:

New American Standard Bible

and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,

King James Version

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

Holman Bible

God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world—what is viewed as nothing—to bring to nothing what is viewed as something,

International Standard Version

And God chose what is insignificant in the world, what is despised, what is nothing, in order to destroy what is something,

A Conservative Version

And God chose the common things of the world, and the disdained things, and the things that are not, so that he might make useless the things that are,

American Standard Version

and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, yea and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are:

Amplified

And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,

An Understandable Version

And He chose what the world considers insignificant and contemptible, and [even] what it considers "nothing," in order to nullify what appears to be something.

Anderson New Testament

and the ignoble things of the world, and the things that are despised, has God chosen, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are;

Bible in Basic English

And the low things of the world, and the things without honour, did God make selection of, yes, even the things which are not, so that he might make as nothing the things which are:

Common New Testament

God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things, and the things that are not, to nullify the things that are,

Daniel Mace New Testament

those who were looked upon by the world as vile, as despicable, as nothing, these has God chosen to reduce their sufficiency to nothing.

Darby Translation

and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, and things that are not, that he may annul the things that are;

Godbey New Testament

and God has chosen the base-born of the world, and those of no reputation, the things which are not, that He may set at nought the things which are,

Goodspeed New Testament

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

John Wesley New Testament

And the base things of the world, and things that are despised, hath God chosen; yea, things that are not, to bring to nought the things that are; That no flesh may glory before him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and that which is vile of the world and that which is despised God has chosen, and things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are,

Julia Smith Translation

And the ignoble things of the world, and the despised things, has God chosen, and things not being, that the things being he might leave unemployed:

Lexham Expanded Bible

and the insignificant of the world, and the despised, God chose, the things that are not, in order that he might abolish the things that are,

Modern King James verseion

and God has chosen the base things of the world, and things which are despised, and things which are not, in order to bring to nothing things that are;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And vile things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things of no reputation, for to bring to nought things of reputation,

Moffatt New Testament

God has chosen what is mean and despised in the world ??things which are not, to put down things that are;

Montgomery New Testament

The world's base things has God chosen, and the things that are not, to bring to naught the things that are;

NET Bible

God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,

New Heart English Bible

And God chose the lowly of the world, and the despised, what is considered to be nothing, to bring to nothing what is considered to be something,

Noyes New Testament

and the mean things of the world, and the things which are despised, did God choose, the things which are not, to bring to nought things that are;

Sawyer New Testament

and the ignoble things of the world and things that are despised has God chosen, and things that are not, to destroy things that are,

The Emphasized Bible

And, the low-born things of the world, and the things that are despised, hath God chosen, - and the things that are not, - that, the things that are, he might bring to nought;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and the ignoble things of the world, and the despicable, hath God elected, and the things that are not, to bring to nought the things which are,

Twentieth Century New Testament

And God chose what the world counts poor and insignificant-- things that to it are unreal-to bring its 'realities' to nothing,

Webster

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are:

Weymouth New Testament

and the things which the world regards as base, and those which it sets utterly at nought--things that have no existence--God has chosen in order to reduce to nothing things that do exist;

Williams New Testament

what the world calls of low degree, yea, what it counts as nothing and what it thinks does not exist, God chose to put a stop to what it thinks exists,

World English Bible

and God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:

Worrell New Testament

and the base things of the world, and things despised, did God choose, and the things that are not, that He might bring to nought the things that are;

Worsley New Testament

and things in the opinion of the world ignoble, and despicable, and accounted as nothing, hath God chosen, to abolish things that are in esteem among men;

Youngs Literal Translation

and the base things of the world, and the things despised did God choose, and the things that are not, that the things that are He may make useless --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

G36
ἀγενής 
Agenes 
Usage: 1

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0






which, who, the things, the son,
which, who, the things, the son,
which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἐξουθενέω 
Exoutheneo 
Usage: 11

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

yea, and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

to
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

καταργέω 
Katargeo 
Usage: 25

Context Readings

Boast In The Lord

27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.


Cross References

Romans 4:17

(As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead, and calls those things which are not as though they were.

Job 34:19-20

How much less to him that regards not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

Job 34:24

He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their place.

1 Corinthians 2:6

But we speak wisdom among them that are mature: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing:

Psalm 37:35-36

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

Isaiah 2:11

The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17

And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 17:13-14

The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

Revelation 18:17

For in one hour such great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all seafarers, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

Deuteronomy 28:63

And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land where you go to possess it.

Psalm 32:10

Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.

Isaiah 37:36

Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and struck in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead corpses.

Isaiah 41:12

You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contended with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing not existing.

Daniel 2:34-35

You saw till a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces.

Daniel 2:44-45

And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become a fool in boasting; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you: for in nothing am I behind the very chief apostles, though I be nothing.

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